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Dr. J.L. Baterista is a character affiliated with Disney Parks' Society of Explorers and Adventurers.



Dr. J.L. Baterista was a member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. In 1899, he appeared alongside Harrison Hightower III, Lord Henry Mystic, Captain Mary Oceaneer and Maestro D'Elfman. In 1906, he went on a river journey along the Congo.

Developmental History

Dr. J.L. Baterista was created for the attraction Mystic Manor as a member of SEA. He was modelled after Joe Lanzisero who was the Senior Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering when the ride was being developed. " J.L." are made to represent Lanzisero's initials.


Mystic Manor

Two portrait appearances of the doctor are visible in Mystic Manor. One is a profile portrait of him, while the other shows him at an 1899 S.E.A. meeting.

Disney Cruise Line

A hat in Mary Oceaneer's collection is slated as coming from Baterista's collection and was an apparent gift to Mary.

The Tropical Hideaway

An oar commemorating Baterista's 1906 journey on the Congo is on display at the Tropical Hideaway.


  • The name ‘baterista’ means drummer in Portuguese.

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Linked Attractions
Fortress ExplorationsTower of TerrorMystic ManorBig Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom) • Oceaneer Lab (aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder) • Miss Adventure Falls (Typhoon Lagoon) • Soaring: Fantastic FlightJungle CruiseAdventurers Suite (Disney Explorers Lodge)
Magellan'sJock Lindsey's Hangar BarSkipper CanteenExplorer's Club RestaurantThe Tropical HideawayColonel Hathi's Pizza OutpostCafe HyperionAbracadaBarTrader Sam'sClub 33
Harrison Hightower IIILord Henry MysticBarnabas T. BullionJason ChandlerCaptain Mary OceaneerJock LindseyDr. Albert FallsMerriweather Adam PleasureCamellia FalcoProf. R. BlauerhimmelCharlton J. TaboretDr. J.L. BateristaMaestro D'ElfmanDr. Kon ChunosukeProf. Garrett Reed • Luana Teixeira • Chef Tandaji • Shango Sio
Associated Characters
Alberta FallsAlbertArchibald SmeldingArielBeatrice Rose EndicottCaptain BrieuxCaptain Nemo • Charlie Allnut • Colonel Critchlow SunchbenchConstance HatchawayCornelius Endicott IIDuncan the ParrotEmil Bleehall, Jr.Felix Pechman XIIIFletcher HodgesGeorge HightowerGiant SquidHathaway BrowneHoward StarkCliff SecordFrank WolffIndiana Jones • Hammerhead Fred • Kimballum HorriblusMadame ZarkovManfred StrangMaraMarion RavenwoodMickey MouseMinnie MouseOtis T. WrenPacoOtis BigelowPamelia Perkins • Rose Sayer • RositaSallah Mohammed Faisel el-KahirSalty the ParrotSamantha SterlingTheodore RooseveltTrader SamUrsula • Victoria Marie Falls • Yeti
Backside of WaterBalinese Music BoxDead Man's ChestFountain of YouthHyperion Airship • Jujus • Monkey King StatueShiriki UtunduTreasure of Cortés • Snarflblatt • Ursula's contract
Other Associated Attractions
Raging SpiritsAdventurers ClubWalt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
See Also
Disney KingdomsShinji Takahashi and the Mark of the CoatlLeague of AdventurersAdventure Isle Discovery BayDisney Springs